Why Hunter Douglas is the Best Option for Window Treatments

When we started Austintatious Blinds and Shutters in 2003 our goal was to combine two aspects homeowners struggle to receive from other window treatment providers — a local, friendly, knowledgeable team delivering high-quality service and design-forward products. It was important that we offer the best options for window treatments. We are a Hunter Douglas Premier Gallery Dealer because we truly believe that Hunter Douglas is the best option for window treatments! We are sharing our top 5 reasons why Hunter Douglas Window Treatments are the best option for your home.

Over 100 Years of Innovation

Hunter Douglas has been in the business for over 100 years. In the past century, Hunter Douglas has produced some of the most innovative products on the market — including the Duolite®, Luminette®, PowerView® Motorization, and Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades.

Each product line release has pushed the industry forward — allowing homeowners to enjoy both incredible functionality and beautiful design. New colors, fabrics, and styles are introduced on a seasonal basis, ensuring there are plenty of options that follow the latest trends.

Light Control and Privacy

Light control and privacy play a big factor when homeowners are choosing window treatments. When we work with our clients, we explain that light control and shade technology has far surpassed being simply closed or completely open. For example, the top-down/bottom-up operating system allows for privacy while also enjoying natural light. Hunter Douglas has mastered the subtle balance between light control and privacy.

Furthermore, The Duette Duolite® consists of two separate fabric panels to achieve a ‘day/night’ level of convenience while providing limitless options for privacy and light control.

Also worth mentioning is LightLock™, it’s the first system of its kind to block light with patent-pending, U-shaped side channels that fit seamlessly into the window overlapping the front and back of the shades. This allows clients to enjoy maximum light blockage by reducing the light that shines through the side of the window covering. This is a great option for bedrooms where maximum light blockage is key and is also a fabulous option for media rooms.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is often a top concern for homeowners. Roofing materials, HVAC units, and window panes and their treatments all impact the heating and cooling efficiency of your home and ultimately, the energy bill.

The right window treatment can play a vital role in maximizing the energy efficiency of a space. Most homeowners don’t realize that as much as 50% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows! The fabric of the Duette® Honeycomb Shades was selected with a purpose in mind. It will insulate your home in the winter, promote solar heat control in the summer, and allow for light to pass through all year to prevent the need for artificial lighting indoors.

Hunter Douglas products help you conserve energy by ensuring your home is warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer — effectively reducing your energy bill!

Smart Home Automation

Smart home automations are intended to make your life easier. You can control basic home management tasks like sprinklers, lights, and thermostats all from an app. It was only a matter of time before window treatments were automated too. Can you imagine moving every single window treatment in your house throughout the day to achieve maximum light and efficiency?

With Powerview® Motorization, you can schedule the exact positioning of your window treatments. If you would like to be truly hands-off and maximize benefits, simply connect your Hunter Douglas PowerView account to other smart home device accounts, and they will operate based on your light and temperate preferences throughout the day.  

Reliability and Safety

Hunter Douglas is not only the most innovative manufacturer with the highest quality of window treatments in the industry, but they also back their products with a Lifetime Limited Warranty. This warranty covers any manufacturing defect or issues with workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the product, as well as covers parts and labor for normal wear and tear issues that could occur during the first 7 years of the product.  

After that period, don’t worry… the products can still be serviced and fixed for normal wear and tear issues (as long as the product is still being produced and the parts are available). We find defects to be quite rare, as each Hunter Douglas product is crafted with detail, longevity, and safety in mind.

The safety features of Hunter Douglas products are all built into the design. Cordless or inaccessible-cord alternatives are ideal for homes with young children and pets. From cordless and motorized operating systems, retractable lift cords, cord tensioners, and wand controls, each operating system option is enhanced for child and pet safety.

 Our mission at Austintatious is to outfit your home with the perfect window treatment and ensure satisfaction throughout the design and installation process, and Hunter Douglas plays a key role in that promise!